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Leadership opportunities

We actively encourage students to communicate ideas and opinions, collaborate and make decisions, and give them the power to influence change.

We believe all our students have leadership potential and encourage them to apply for leadership positions. Selection focuses on how their actions as a leader embody our school values of Achievement, Curiosity, Humanity and Fairness.

We offer a number of diverse and exciting leadership opportunities for students at each year level. These include Year Level Captains and Program CaptainsClass Leaders and Peer Support Leaders.

Our student leaders have the chance to engage with their peers, the school and the broader community through a wide range of events – from the vibrant Rainbow Day and International Women’s Day celebrations to sports, music and drama events. They also represent the school at both internal and external events, including our open day and school tours.

The school relies on their energy, leadership skills and activism to lead campaigns to assist homeless and indigenous communities, to raise awareness of social and environmental issues, and drive the philanthropic projects at each year level.

Leadership conferences and programs

At Northcote High School, students’ voices are respected and actively sought in our decision-making processes.

Our regular Captains’ Conferences are a great opportunity for our student leaders to provide real input into issues affecting them and their peers. This collaboration prepares them for more formal leadership programs, including the Victorian Young Leaders to China, Future Leaders, Youth for Causes, and the School of Student Leadership (Alpine School).

These roles create a positive experience where students can discover their leadership potential in a supportive environment, building confidence and developing their skills. By working alongside peers and staff in a position of responsibility, students are encouraged to co-operate with one another, improve their communication skills, and learn to be an effective and organised leaders.

We also offer our Years 8–12 students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The award is a youth development program aimed at empowering young Australians to explore their full potential, regardless of their location or circumstances.

Student leaders in 2018

Year Level Captains for 2018

Year 7 Captains Kitty Foley
Joon Cashmere
Year 8 Captains Magnus Mulhall
Sophie Hargreaves
Year 9 Captains Elspeth Pinnuck
Charli Doyle
Year 10 Captains Rosie Thyer
Dimitirios Syrbopoulos
Year 11 Captains Mary Le
Alexei Petroulias Romios
Year 12 Captains Mollie McKenzie
Violet Tolhurst
School Vice Captains Emily Lane
Ngoc Diep (Jane) Nguyen
School Captains Mollie McKenzie
Violet Tolhurst

Year 12 Leadership Group

In recognition of the leadership capacity and enthusiasm at Year 12, and to support the workload of the final year, this group will work together to lead Year 12 students throughout 2018.

Patrick Greene
Eva Jordens
Violet Tolhurst
Nell Morris-Dalton
Xue Yue Chen
Milla Kruse
Esther Bentley
Freya Viney
Issa Chanzi
Mollie McKenzie
Gabriel Duke

Program Captains

Junior Sport and House Captains Til Exton
Grace Young
Mia Otswald
Claudia Hetherington
Nick Pappas
Connor Lester
Matteo Rossi-Hunt
Finn Andrew-Fraser
Senior Sport Captains Taysen Wilcox
Alana Namor
Junior Music Captains Will Leslie
Kitty Robinson
Senior Music Captains Evie Deasey
Roy Kermode
Ava Leach-Absalom
Peer Support Captains Luke Williams
Maia Pierce

Student School Council members

Jet Akiko
 Grace Burne

International Program Leadership Group

Vandy KUY (Vandy)
Duc Binh VU (Brian)
Haeyun EOM (Haeyun)
Jiayi LIANG (Christen)
Quan HUYNH (Quan)
An DO (An)

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